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Barrichello out in Q1

Heikki Kovalainen makes it through to Q2; Rubens Barrichello and Nick Heidfeld join the other usual names in failing to progress...
Rubens Barrichello and Nick Heidfeld were the two big names that failed to make it through the opening phase of qualifying for this Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

Heidfeld was unable to turn a single lap following a fire in practice. The German's mechanics worked tirelessly to try and get him out, but they were unable to repair the damaged R31 in time. The team blamed an exhaust failure for the issue in final practice.

Barrichello also failed to progress due to a mechanical issue. He will line up 19th in his Williams, behind Team Lotus' Jarno Trulli. Timo Glock trailed Barrichello in 20th in his Virgin, followed by the Hispania's of Vitantonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan and his team-mate, Jerome d'Ambrosio.

At the top of the times, Michael Schumacher led the way on a 1 minute 22.960 seconds, ahead of Vitaly Petrov, Pastor Maldonado, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel was 11th quickest, while Lewis Hamilton was 14th and Jenson Button 15th.

Team Lotus man Heikki Kovalinen significantly did enough to make it through to the second session and was 17th fastest, more than half a second up on Trulli, but 1.5 secs slower than Paul di Resta in 16th.

More to follow after Q2...

Related Pictures

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20.05.2011- Friday Practice 2, Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Williams FW33
20.05.2011- Friday Practice 2, Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Williams FW33
20.05.2011- Friday Practice 2, Rubens Barrichello (BRA), Williams FW33

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